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Curated research library of TV news clips regarding the NSA, its oversight and privacy issues, 2009-2014

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Primary curation & research: Robin Chin, Internet Archive TV News Researcher; using TV News Archive service.

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Michele Bachmannn
U.S. Representative, R-Minnesota
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Bachmann continued 2:benefited and those that we seek to protect have not. Consider this there is more information contained in the phone book that sits at home on your kitchen counter about each one of us, than the information that is in the national security database that we're talking about today. Your name, your address is in the phone book. Your name, your address is not in this national security database.
Jim Sensenbrenner
U.S. Representative (R-Wisconsin), Chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Sensenbrenner: I rise in strong support of the Amash amendment. I do so as the person who is the principal author of the Patriot Act in 2001 who got that (law through quickly after) 9/11 and who supported and managed the 2006 re-authorization. Let me make this perfectly clear that unlike what we've heard
Jim Sensenbrenner
U.S. Representative (R-Wisconsin), Chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Sensenbrenner continued 1: from speakers on the other side of this issue, this amendment does not stop the collection of data under section 215, the people who are subject to an investigation of an authorized terrorist plot. What it does do is prevent the collection of people who are not subject to an investigation. Now, relevance is required in any type of a grand jury subpoena or a criminal collection
Jim Sensenbrenner
U.S. Representative (R-Wisconsin), Chairman of Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Sensenbrenner continued 2: of data for a criminal trial. This goes far beyond that and what the NSA is doing. The time has come to stop it and the way we stop it is to approve this amendment.
Mick Mulvaney
U.S. Representative, R-South Carolina
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Mulvaney: Here’s the question. it's a question of balancing privacy and security. It's a question beyond that. It’s a question of who will do the balancing. Right now the balancing is being done by people we do not know, people we do not elect. In large part right now by somebody who has admitted lying to this body in a hearing. That's wrong. We should be doing the balancing. We were elected to do that. We need to pass this amendment so that we can do the balancing, not folks that are not elected who we do not know.
Zoe Lofgren
U.S. Representative, D-CA
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Lofgren: I want to talk about the much ballyhooed oversight. Every year there's a report to the judiciary committee, annual report on section 215. This year, the report was eight sentences, less than a full page. To think that the Congress has substantial oversight of this program is simply incorrect. I cannot match Mr.. Sensenbrenner's brilliant remarks but I do
Zoe Lofgren
U.S. Representative, D-CA
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Lofgren continued: agree that when we wrote the Patriot Act, relevance had a meaning and I would ask unanimous consent to place in the record a letter to Mr.. Sensenbrener from the department of justice that basically says because 300 inquiries were made the records of every single American became relevant. That’s a joke.
Joe Barton
U.S. Representative, R-Texas
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Barton: This is not about how sincere the NSA people are in implementing this technique. It is not about how careful they are. It is whether they have the right to collect the data in the first place on every phone call on every American every day. The Patriot Act did not specifically authorize it, section 215 talks about tangible things that are relevant
Joe Barton
U.S. Representative, R-Texas
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Barton continued: to an authorized security investigation and NSA's interpretation of that, relevant is all data, all the time. That is simply wrong. We should support the Amash amendment and vote for it. Thank you.
Jeff Duncan
U.S. Representative, R-South Carolina
CSPAN 07/24/2013
Duncan: Amendment four, the right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, an effects against unreasonable searches and seizures shall not be violated and no warrant shall issue but upon probable cause supported by oath or affirmation and particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized. Those who chose to trade liberty for security will find they have neither.
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